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Downfield open space

Facilities and Visitor Information

Opening times

Open 24 hours a day and free to use

Sports facilities

Basketball hoop


Swings and a slide

Access & Seating

The only level path is that running along NCN Route 2, other routes are unsuitable for pram and wheelchair users. There are a few seats throughout the park 

Travel and directions

500m from Plympton shops

Accessible using public transport with bus stops along Ridgeway and Glen Road

Parking available on adjacent roads (no official car park)

Downfield open space is a nine hectare expanse of greenspace (more like a nature reserve than a park). The greenspace offers views north to the southern edge of Dartmoor National Park

The park offers a more natural experience than most parks with several habitats including marshland, with species such as meadowsweet and marsh thistle, grasslands including yellow rattle and common knapweed, mature woodlands and the Chaddlewood Stream. There is a wildflower meadow that has also been planted in the park. 

National Cycle Network (NCN) Route 2 runs through the park providing links to surrounding areas. The walking routes are steep and unsurfaced giving the park a country feel. 

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